My First Chanukah

written and illustrated by Tomie dePaola

Very simple text and illustrations give brief explanation of some activities of the Hanukkah celebration.

Simple text and illustrations introduce the Feast of Lights including the procedure for lighting the menorah and the meaning behind it. Other traditional activities are mentioned including eating latkes with applesauce and sour cream, receiving gifts and gelt, and playing games with a dreidel.

Teacher Tips

I have presented the small format book with success in the classroom by using an opaque projector to show the wonderful dePaola pictures.

Pat Gramling